Saturday, July 27, 2013

Birchbark Vases

 Todays crop of Raku vessels. I created these by impressing slabs of clay onto some birch log pieces.

Raku Birchbark Vase.

 Paul Soldner is considered the "Father of American Raku". Thats his face emblazoned on my t- shirt smoking a cigar. He actually signed it at a convention and I wear it in his honor when I do a raku firing.  

 I have just pulled a successful piece out of the fire pit.


Raku U

 Did a Raku Fire today creating more of my "Birchbark" vessels.